Patent Model for a Writing Apparatus for the Blind

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a writing apparatus for the blind including a board with a movable guide for pencil writing (ordinary manuscript, as distinct from braille and other forms of writing with a point). The model, as it survives, consists of the guide only, without the board. The invention was granted patent number 125024.
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Object Name
apparatus, writing for the blind
date made
ca 1872
patent date
Cole, James R.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 6.5 cm x 7 cm x 23 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 9 1/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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